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Fair Valley Refuge (The Shepherd's Heart #3)

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She’s loved him for as long as she can remember.
But can she trust her heart to a man haunted by constant danger?

Shiloh, Oregon, April 1887

Victoria Snyder, adopted when she was only days old, pastes on a smile for her mama’s wedding day, but inside she’s all atremble. Lawman Rocky Jordan is back home. And this time he’s got a bullet hole in his shoulder and enough audacity
Kindle Edition, 297 pages
Published August 17th 2012
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Michelle Lunsford
May 02, 2016 Michelle Lunsford rated it really liked it
Having read the first two books in this series, I was curious to see how the narrative would bring Rocky and Victoria together. My curiosity was stirred further when I realized their tale would involve a marriage of circumstance. This story did not disappoint!

I like that, despite these characters having held strong feelings toward each other for years, it isn't until they throw their lot together in order to help some orphans that they truly begin to explore their love for one another. The child
Bethany Marks
Victoria and Rocky have been meant for each other for as long as they each can remember. Only problem being, Victoria can not risk loving Rocky. Rocky is a law man and after her father's death it is far too painful to face loosing another man in her life.

A pivotal rescue of 3 orphans and an unplanned wedding later, Victoria finds herself in the middle of her dream family. Surrounded by people who love her, the mystery of her adoption begins to unfold. A locket, rag doll and ship lead her to the
Sep 25, 2015 Debbie rated it it was amazing
Victoria is a amazing young lady. The way she was treated as a child because she was adopted is awful. Her parents were a blessing to her. When Rocky and her get together there life's change completely. The way they took in 3 orphans is remarkable. You will feel God working through out this book. You won't be able to stop reading it.
Apr 23, 2014 Krystle rated it really liked it
I think the description of this book does not do it justice. I debated skipping it altogether but decided to go ahead and give it a try since I figured the other characters I was more interested in would make appearances. I was very pleasantly surprised and am really glad I read this one.
Valerie McKay
Oct 01, 2015 Valerie McKay rated it it was amazing
Fair Valley Refuge did not disappoint! It was good to have some familiar characters from the earlier stories in this Shepherd's Heart series and then move forward with a very satisfying read into the detailed life of Victoria Snyder. The layer of complicated interest with a dramatic adoption piece woven in struck home as I compared our family adoption story to theirs. Pioneer life was uncertain at best, and with parents unable to care for children for any number of reasons, I think Lynnette Bonn ...more
Oct 25, 2014 Rachel rated it really liked it
Two friends marry to help save some orphans and fall in love. The third book in the Shepherd's Heart series. I enjoyed the suspense of this book, I wasn't expecting the way things ended. Well done.
Oct 14, 2015 KRISTEN LAWRENCE rated it it was amazing
Another great story

Another great story in this series. A powerful love story. Although the pretense is a little more contrived to start.
Hannah Jones
May 31, 2014 Hannah Jones rated it it was amazing

This book was great loved it and all the other ones in the series!!!!
I can't wait to read more of her books!!!!
Aug 20, 2012 June rated it it was amazing
From pulling braids, putting frogs in lunch boxes and slates broken over a knee to working together to keep two orphaned sisters from being separated, Victoria and Rocky have shared a lot in their lifetime. This story was amazing and kept my attention from the start. It moved along quickly and was entertaining. It was a very well written story with a few surprises and plenty of lessons learned. You can't go wrong reading this third book in "The Shepherd's Heart" series. Lynnette Bonner did and a ...more
Apr 22, 2014 Kimberly rated it really liked it
Janalyn Voigt
Apr 17, 2013 Janalyn Voigt rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite of Lynnette Bonner's western romances. The romance between Rocky and Victoria touched my heart in a special way, and the young'uns in their care were pure joy to read about. The story is believable and well-ensconced in its setting. If you want an enjoyable adventure set in the Wild West, this is it!

Reviewed by Janalyn Voigt, author of DawnSinger (Tales of Faeraven)

*My thanks to the author for a review copy of this book.
May 04, 2015 Madeline rated it really liked it
Cute Story

I like this series a lot. There are a few grammatical/writing things amiss, but overall I love the tender romance without the crassness often found in modern novels. The characters are relatable and the strong themes of Faith and Family are uplifting.
Teresa Snyder
May 11, 2013 Teresa Snyder rated it it was amazing
This may be my favorite of the series; at the very least, its tied with book 1. LOVED Rocky. Hannah was a great secondary character. Looking forward to book 4 releasing next month.
Mar 08, 2013 Shawn rated it it was amazing
This was my second favorite of the series. I just loved Rocky and Ria and the book had such a sweet plot line. Loved these characters and their story.
Teya Peck
Feb 20, 2016 Teya Peck rated it really liked it
I finally finished this book! It was faster than I expected. It was heart felt and true to the time, and feelings of the heart. Well written.
Jul 14, 2013 Alli rated it really liked it
Another 4.5 star - I am LOVING this series by Lynette Bonner!!! Can't WAIT to get my hands on the last one to finish the series!!! So good!! :)
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3.5 stars
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this is good
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LYNNETTE BONNER, the daughter of missionaries, was born and raised in Malawi, Africa, graduated high school from Rift Valley Academy, a boarding school in Kenya, and attended Northwest University in Washington, where she met her husband, Marty. A few years after their marriage, they moved to Pierce, Idaho. While studying the history of their little town, Lynnette was inspired to begin The Shepherd ...more
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